Connie Popejoy -- #12171-030

13 Years -- Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Connie Popejoy, prisoner of the drug war
Sentenced to 13 years in June, 2000 for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine

I'm an inmate at FPC Pekin, Illinois. I'm a 40-year-old mother of three children, ages 18, 8 and 4. I was convicted of conspiracy of 100 grams of meth. I thought I pled to 5 years. The day before sentencing, my lawyer told me that I was to be sentenced to 13 years. I'm a first-time offender.

The sentencing guidelines are unbelievable. I take responsibility for my actions. I'm not only being punished, so are my family and children. Why must the sentencing guidelines and the government allow this all to happen?

A friend shared The November Coalition with me. Thanks for all of the reading. It's very interesting and hopefully some good news will happen for all of the prisoners of the drug war.